Early Signing Period Starts On Wednesday

Early Signing Period Starts On Wednesday For many years, there had been a fairly consistent rhythm to college football recruiting. Assistant coaches made evaluation trips…

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    Early Signing Period Starts On Wednesday For many years, there had been a fairly consistent rhythm to college football recruiting. Assistant coaches m
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    That new rule about filling the class with 25 and not being able to replace a kid that doesn’t make it next yer just sucks. I get it that you need to recruit kids that will qualify, but sometimes kids are just on the fence and don’t make it. Sometimes things happen that are out of their control and they just can’t get in under the deadline. This hurts not only the player, it hurts the school. If you sign a full 25 and lose 2 kids because of this last year, you are immediately down not only the 2 from last year, but 2 for this year. It will take you another year before you can add 2 extra to fill the 85 slots. This doesn’t take into consideration the normal attrition in the upper classes.

    I may have the wrong overview of this, but at first glance it could be very harmful.

    #41547

    You are right in regards that signing a non-qualifier could be extra harmful now. That’s why WVU is very cautious about taking kids that are on the academic borderline. They haven’t signed many non-qualifiers in recent years, and obviously will have to be especially careful about this moving forward as well.

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    On second thought, if we are signing 25 every year and RSing properly with normal attrition this shouldn’t be a problem. You have potentially 5 years RS, FR, SO, JR, SR to fill 85 slots. That is if you RS every re out of each returning class to hit the number if you bring in 25 recruits.
    2018 RFR– 25
    2017 FR — 15
    2016 SO — 15
    2015 JR — 15
    2014 SR — 15

    We know that not all of the incoming will RS. And most of the JC’s will not RS. (JC numbers in this example will move from FRF to JR but work out to the same numbers overall) So this gives us a lot more wiggle room. Only time that this would be a big problem is if there is a huge graduating class.

    This keeps all of the SEC teams from over recruiting every year and jettisoning players and recruiting students, not just athletes.

    Kind of sucks for the marginal player, but this may force these kids to be more of a student in HS.

    I’m flipping on this subject now and may flip back again, but I can see it both ways.

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